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  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
    Austin American-Statesman
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    ACAC Gallery: Rights of Passage

    The Austin Creative Art Center presents this exhibition from Rejina Thomas – a show of paintings, architectural embellishments, and monumental glasswork – that moves from Cubistic Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, "using geometric form and color to convey meaning and expression, reflecting the personal by removing the glamor to deconstruct racial history."
    Through May 31
    1605 W. Sixth
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    Dance

    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Angela Shelf Medearis: Our People

    During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
    Through June 23
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    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Classical Music

    Austin Baroque Orchestra: Viva Vivaldi!

    Antonio Vivaldi's music has enchanted millions since it found widespread popularity nearly a century ago. Tonight, experience a diverse assortment of his instrumental and vocal output, with concerti featuring talented ABO soloists, overtures from operas, chamber works, and arias from his sacred and operatic œuvre.
    Sat., April 6, 7:30pm. $10-30.  
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    Austin Bat Cave's School Supplies Drive

    Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that offers free creative writing programs to local youth ages 6 to 18, is holding a school supplies drive through April. If you would like to donate pencils, pens, paper, tape, composition notebooks, or any other classroom supplies, email heather@austinbatcave.org to learn how and where to drop off your items.
    March 11-April 30. Free.
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    Austin International Poetry Festival

    The irrepressible and relentlessly versiform event begins its 27th annual inundation of our rapidly embiggening river city. Poets from all over Texas; from all over the United States; hell, from all over the world: massing in the ATX, regaling one another and passersby and gathered crowds with their crafted harangues and lyrical elegies, hawking multiple copies of their latest broadsheets and chapbooks, drinking too much coffee and chai in so many cafes throughout this vibrant urban conflagration we call home. See website for more.
    Thu.-Sun., April 4-7
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Work Table Drawings

    Not just any work table, not just any drawings, the draftsmanship on display in this show is by the acclaimed sculptor James Surls – he's also got an exhibition of three-dimensional creations at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, currently – and it's a show you don't want to miss.
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    Ben Rodgers

    Saturdays, 12pm
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    Billboard: Captivating Not Captive

    In conjunction with her poster in the public art exhibit "New Monuments for New Cities," Austin's irrepressible Denise Prince raises a second image from her Captivating Not Captive series on a billboard – to expand the conversation. What could be sweeter, right? Free public art with a message: If beauty is exclusive and subject to rules, then freedom is obscured by limits and obstacles.
    April 1-30. Free, gratis.
    5306 Middle Fiskville
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    Sports

    Camp Gladiator Free Bootcamp at Hill Country Galleria

    This boot camp-style workout will take place on the Central Plaza lawn and is open to anyone over the age of 14. It's recommended to bring water, a towel, and a yoga mat.
    Saturdays through April, 9-10am. Free.
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    Carver Museum: Constant Escape

    Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain ProjectAdrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and, video. Also on display at the Carver: Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living, an installation by Taja Lindley.
    Through July 27
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    Comedy

    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm. $12.  
    Zach North, 12129 Hwy. 620 N
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    Dave Insley's Careless Smokers

    Saturdays, 8pm and Saturdays, 8pm
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    Davis Gallery: A Shared Vision

    There are about as many "shared visions" as there are pairs of eyeballs in this miserable world, of course, but this show's title is intended to embody the greater meaning of the phrase and – the important part, here – it titles a collection of artwork by Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates. The vision of either of those local artists, and the skill each exerts in rendering that vision visible to the rest of us, is nigh on incredible. And now here are new paintings from both of them? You can pretty much disregard all the hype about Virtual Reality going on at SXSW right now, because these modern fabulists Fulton and Yeates are capturing – via oldschool tech like pigments and brushes, imagine that! – realities (and fantasies) sufficient to fuel any immersive dreams for years to come.
    Through April 13
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    Dimension Gallery: SWAARMS

    This new body of work by Suzanne Wyss at Dimension is a protean body, a visual representation of working together to create something beautiful and bigger than the self, driven by an array of thread-growth machines that evolve their own structures, adding to and transforming the site all the way until the exhibition ends. (Admit it: You've been wondering what the artist would do next, ever since you saw the dank honey she visited upon Facebook Austin.) Did you catch the opening reception at this intimate venue, where Wyss' mechanisms were just beginning their complex industry? Come back soon and witness the textile metamorphosis as it nears completion.
    Through April 7
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    Kids

    Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
    Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.

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